Since 2005, the Cherokee Family Violence Center Multicultural Department has served women from 68 different countries. Cherokee Family Violence Center has a long history of helping the under-served population of immigrant victims of domestic violence.
Our partnership with Lifting Latina Voices Initiative (LLVI) allows us to offer free leadership workshops for the Latina women in Cherokee County. Reproductive health, self-esteem, immigrants’ rights, finances and parenting are among the topics of these free workshops. In addition to LLVI activities, the Multicultural Program provides legal advocacy, transportation services, temporary protective orders, provide language assistance, housing, a 24-hour, statewide Spanish Crisis Line, and supportive services for CFVC's immigrant clients.
CFVC's award winning Multicultural Services Department is known throughout the state for the world-class services provided to immigrant victims of domestic violence. The Board of Commissioners for Gwinnett County awarded Cherokee Family Violence Center with a Proclamation of the Hispanic Heritage Month for services we provided to Gwinnett County through the Statewide Spanish Hotline. In 2015 the Multicultural Department was the recipient of the Journey Award for Community Partner of the Year from Caminar Latino.